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5 Kitchen Splashback Trends You Need to Know

Sure, kitchen splashbacks protect the walls from spills, splatters, and stains, but they aren't just functional kitchen items. A great kitchen backsplash is very much a stylish feature that can pull your kitchen together and give an exceptional focal point for the heart of your home. Which is why it's important to pick the right style and fit for your interior style. 

As you know, we love tiles. And splashbacks are where kitchen wall tiles really come into their element. After all, with literally every design, shape and finish you can think of, it's never been easier to upgrade your kitchen by changing just one simple thing.

What is the Purpose of a Kitchen Splashback?

A splashback is a vertical surface that protects the wall behind the cooktop or sink. It's great for preventing water damage from splashes and spills as well as saving your walls from unsightly sauce splatters. Splashbacks are typically made of durable and easy-to-clean materials like glass and tile. 

Are Kitchen Splashbacks still in Trend?

Kitchen splashbacks have been a popular kitchen design feature for many years, and they're not going anywhere. They continue to be a modern kitchen design trend, and for good reason. Not only can they tie in your colour scheme, but they can add an extra dimension to your space. Some of the best on-trend splashback tiles are about adorning your walls with amazing images while stirring up your style with a touch of texture and a pinch of pizazz. 

Mixing these purposes together is where we come into play with our amazing collections of kitchen wall tiles and kitchen splashback tiles.

So, if you're planning a kitchen renovation or simply want to update your splashback, here are five kitchen splashback ideas and trends you need to know.

1. Brick effect tiles

The industrial look is very in right now; from retro metal pendant lights and vintage bulbs to exposed brick walls, this trend has become a revolution. Exposed brick walls can be pretty tricky but, luckily for you, we have just the hack you need: 

We are absolutely in love with London multicolour brick tiles. These porcelain tiles are glazed and stain-resistant, so even though they have that gorgeously authentic handmade brick texture, it's easy to clean off those sauce splatters. Use instead of traditional brick slips that require sealing.

Add in their rustic tiles 20th century brickwork kudos and you're well on your way to achieving your industrial decor goals without the building fuss. 

If you like what you see, check out our other brick effect tiles too.

2. Brick tiles and metro tiles

Seeing as though we've mentioned brick effect tiles, it would be remiss of us not to sprinkle in some brick tiles and subway tiles too. 

Metro Matt White Bevelled Brick tile 10x20cm. Subway tiles as kitchen wall tiles in a kitchen setting with wooden units, white worktop and wooden shelving with bottles on.

For dramatic simplicity, you can't beat the definition of white brick tiles, laid in a brick bond pattern, with a dark, contrasting coloured grout.

Or go for a gorgeous gloss finish on herringbone tiles. Creating a classic and subtle kitchen splashback, brick style tiles laid in a herringbone tile pattern are a style staple. And the gloss finish means you can easily wipe away any splashes.

Cafe white brick tile as a kitchen splashback above pink kitchen units, belfast sink and wooden worktop. Featuring wooden shelves with plants on

Cafe White Brick Tile | 7.5x30cm Ceramic —

Style with painted kitchen cabinets, wooden worktops, and Belfast sink for a beautiful rustic country cottage aesthetic.

3. Hexagon tiles

Hexagon tiles are extremely popular at the moment. With their amazing shape and range of designs, it's easy to see why. We are absolutely in love with patterned geometric splashbacks against plain walls marble effect hexagon tiles. 

Marble Hexagon tiles as kitchen splashback tiles. Copper kitchen tapin sunken sink and stone effect grey worktop.

Complement these stone effect tiles with a copper kitchen tap and stone effect worktop for a stunning result. 

Ca' Pietra Lily Pad Eucalyptus Porcelain Tile 20x23cm. Hexagon tiles as kitchen splashback tiles nestled in turquoise kitchen units with white worktop, sunken sink and metal tap. Book placed on kitchen island.

Lily Pad by Ca' Pietra in eucalyptus brings a 60's nostalgia to your kitchen. Pair with white stone effect worktops and baby blue kitchen cabinets for a pastel paradise. These hexagon wall tiles bring an unexpected star quality to your kitchen with their bold pop of colour.

 4. Mosaic tiles

Give your kitchen splashback the art house treatment with mosaic tiles. Adding instant luxury, kitchen mosaic tiles create a stunning statement piece behind your cooker or sink. Draw the eye with intricate designs and splashes of colour for a taste sensation. 

Naga Copper Stone Mosaic 29.8x26cm. Kitchen mosaic tiles for kitchen splashback tiles above dark kitchen units, white worktop with wooden chopping board, white plates and glass jars

Rich metallic bronzes and coppers work their magic to bring depth and sophistication to your mosaic splashback and work particularly well in kitchens with a neutral or dark colour scheme.

Or level up the industrial style. Metallic accents coupled with an exposed brick design, these Naga stone mosaic tiles will make an astounding addition to your kitchen. 

Bamboo Lustre Forest Satin Mosaic 28.2x29.4cm. Green mosaic tiles as kitchen splashback tiles above white stone effect worktop laden with cookkbook, carrots, potted basil, aubergine, wooden slotted spoon, and jug. Glass vintage pendant light hanging down.

With earthy olive shades, these green mosaic tiles have a matchstick design that will set your kitchen on fire. Evoking a sense of wellbeing and calm, deep green hues emphasise a homey, traditional look and feel, while the linear effect adds a striking interest.

 5. Large format tiles

Large format tiles are becoming increasingly popular in modern kitchens. These oversized tiles create a seamless look (because of fewer grout lines) and are available in a variety of textures and finishes.

Baikal Blue porcelain tile 90x90cm large format as kitchen splashback tiles in a kitchen setting with grey kitchen cabinets, and wood effect tiled floor

The blue veins of these marble effect tiles give us all the icy landscape vibes. Beautifully laid on top of grey kitchen cabinets, these large format tiles give the illusion of space with the feel of luxury. Add an easy-to-clean surface into the mix and these kitchen splashback tiles are working it.

A splashback isn't just an essential tool for protecting your walls from the fiery heat and sizzling steam of your cooking battles. It's an extension of your interior style and kitchen decor.

Now we've shown you 5 of the best kitchen splashback ideas and trends, why not spice up your kitchen and show off your signature style? You could always check out our How to tile blog series to help you on your journey and then tag us on Instagram to let us know what you've cooked up.

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